The Air Force has identified the need for a Pavement Maintenance Management System and has contracted the U. S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory to develop such a system. The initial requirement is a practical field-validated pavement condition survey and evaluation procedure. Thus, an objective method for determining a meaningful pavement condition index was developed based on distress data obtained from the condition survey. This paper summarizes the concepts and theory that lead to development of the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) and presents the overall procedure for field usage. There are three basic objectives of the PCI: to provide an index of the present condition of the pavement in terms of both structural integrity and surface operational condition; to provide the pavement engineer with an objective and rational basis for determining maintenance and repair needs and priorities (procedure to accomplish this objective have also been developed); and to serve as a warning system for early identification and/or projection of major repair requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists Technical Session, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Feb 13-15 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    155 Experimental Engineering Building
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Authors:
    • Shahin, M Y
    • Darter, M I
    • Kohn, S D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 190-228
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 47

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM